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Article published on Feb. 10, 2010
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Article published on Feb. 10, 2010
'' Author: Ana Alibegova''

This article by Ana Alibegova is another one in the series of advice-giving articles that was started by ‘How to Have a Successful Application’. It lists all the elements you need to pay attention to in order to get a scholarship or a job.

After the application has been filled out, the CV and the motivation letter have been sent, the next step is getting a call for an interview. The interview is the part of the application procedure where you can best show what kind of person you are and whether you are the one that is best suited for the particular scholarship programme or job position.

Usually people think that having an interview is not difficult at all. If you are one of them, I regret to tell you that the interview itself gives the most apt articulation of someone’s abilities and personality. When faced with your potential employers or a jury selecting the scholarship winners you better not start off by talking about your professional background, personal experiences and future plans. If you want to succeed in an interview, then you should really work on your rhetoric skills, develop your soft skills and try to stress your strengths as a worker. You should always use the interview to present yourself as a professional, but also as a normal person, with his/her daily routines, hobbies and interests. Never forget to link your personality with the job position you apply for, because this is a kind of a guarantee that you will do your best at the working place. Moreover, this is extremely important when applying for a scholarship, because most of the programmes seek a specific professional, but also a personal profile of the candidates.

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